Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 274 323 323
Rank change year-on-year +49 0 0
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 336 445 704
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 3.40% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 278 428
Median daily rate £478 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.50% +5.26% +5.25%
10th Percentile £313 £340 £313
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £498 £475
% change year-on-year -4.52% +4.74% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 13
Median hourly rate £36.50 £43.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +50.86% -14.98%
10th Percentile £22.67 £32.90 £13.16
90th Percentile £48.35 £52.48 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £42.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -14.12% +46.55% -14.26%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8,769 13,095 17,527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.59% 21.66% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,616 8,551 10,870
Median daily rate £475 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.63% +0.89%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.50% +4.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 488 743
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +12.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.33 £12.51
90th Percentile £61.25 £56.25 £52.45
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +16.36% +11.02%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 3 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 208 £500 -9.09% 115
South East +75 52 £420 -6.67% 75
North of England +73 17 £450 -5.26% 55
South West +42 15 £481 +6.83% 19
East of England +55 11 £500 +42.86% 27
North West +46 11 £450 -5.26% 24
Midlands +40 10 £325 -23.53% 37
West Midlands +35 7 £350 -20.00% 26
Yorkshire +46 6 £450 -4.00% 16
East Midlands +22 3 £325 -13.33% 11
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 336 (100.00%) Degree
2 324 (96.43%) Computer Science
3 130 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (30.95%) Finance
5 97 (28.87%) Java
6 85 (25.30%) DevOps
7 82 (24.40%) Problem-Solving
8 72 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 69 (20.54%) AWS
10 65 (19.35%) Python
11 64 (19.05%) JavaScript
12 59 (17.56%) Azure
13 58 (17.26%) SQL
13 58 (17.26%) Linux
14 57 (16.96%) Microsoft
14 57 (16.96%) Microservices
15 55 (16.37%) Jenkins
16 53 (15.77%) Software Engineering
17 52 (15.48%) HTML
18 51 (15.18%) Git (software)
19 47 (13.99%) Master's Degree
20 45 (13.39%) Banking
21 44 (13.10%) Scrum
22 42 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
22 42 (12.50%) Security Cleared
23 40 (11.90%) Management Information System
23 40 (11.90%) CSS
24 39 (11.61%) OO
25 36 (10.71%) Multithreading
26 35 (10.42%) C#

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (6.55%) Apache
2 15 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.87%) Red Hat Fuse
4 9 (2.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (2.38%) Confluence
5 8 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 8 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.08%) CMS
6 7 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.79%) Appian
7 6 (1.79%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.49%) FileNet
8 5 (1.49%) IIS
9 4 (1.19%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (1.19%) Apache Qpid
10 3 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.60%) Luigi
11 2 (0.60%) Predix
11 2 (0.60%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 18 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.30%) Figma
5 1 (0.30%) InVision
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) Sketch
5 1 (0.30%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.89%) Summit
3 2 (0.60%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.30%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 69 (20.54%) AWS
2 59 (17.56%) Azure
3 22 (6.55%) GCP
4 20 (5.95%) GitHub
5 9 (2.68%) Amazon EKS
5 9 (2.68%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (2.38%) Power Platform
6 8 (2.38%) SaaS
7 7 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.79%) PaaS
9 5 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.49%) IaaS
9 5 (1.49%) Logic Apps
9 5 (1.49%) Serverless
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.89%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.89%) Google Play
11 3 (0.89%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.95%) DNS
1 20 (5.95%) Firewall
2 16 (4.76%) DHCP
2 16 (4.76%) SNMP
2 16 (4.76%) VLAN
3 15 (4.46%) IPsec
3 15 (4.46%) LAN
3 15 (4.46%) WAN
4 14 (4.17%) POP3
4 14 (4.17%) SMTP
4 14 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.17%) VPN
5 10 (2.98%) HTTP
6 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.60%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.60%) Network Security
6 2 (0.60%) Wireless
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.30%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.30%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.93%) Relational Database
1 30 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 11 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.27%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.98%) MySQL
4 10 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.38%) Big Data
5 8 (2.38%) Data Lake
5 8 (2.38%) Power BI
6 7 (2.08%) Apache Hive
6 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.79%) Tableau
8 5 (1.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (16.37%) Jenkins
2 51 (15.18%) Git (software)
3 29 (8.63%) JIRA
4 18 (5.36%) Maven
5 12 (3.57%) JUnit
6 10 (2.98%) Ant
6 10 (2.98%) git-flow
7 9 (2.68%) JMeter
8 8 (2.38%) Gradle
9 7 (2.08%) Mockito
9 7 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.49%) webpack
11 4 (1.19%) Selenium
11 4 (1.19%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.89%) Android Studio
12 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.89%) Cypress.io
12 3 (0.89%) Postman
12 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 104 (30.95%) Finance
2 45 (13.39%) Banking
3 23 (6.85%) Front Office
4 16 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.57%) Public Sector
6 11 (3.27%) Marketing
7 10 (2.98%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.08%) Electronics
9 6 (1.79%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.49%) Retail
11 4 (1.19%) Games
12 3 (0.89%) Legal
13 2 (0.60%) Advertising
13 2 (0.60%) Back Office
13 2 (0.60%) German Language
13 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 124 (36.90%) Developer
2 39 (11.61%) Analyst
2 39 (11.61%) Java Developer
3 32 (9.52%) Architect
4 25 (7.44%) Senior Developer
5 19 (5.65%) Python Developer
6 14 (4.17%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 14 (4.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
7 13 (3.87%) Senior Java Developer
8 12 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (3.57%) Network Engineer
9 11 (3.27%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.98%) IT Analyst
10 10 (2.98%) Security Analyst
11 9 (2.68%) Investment Banking Java Developer
12 8 (2.38%) .NET Developer
12 8 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
12 8 (2.38%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 8 (2.38%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.48%) HTML
2 40 (11.90%) CSS
3 31 (9.23%) REST
3 31 (9.23%) Spring
4 30 (8.93%) HTML5
5 29 (8.63%) RESTful
6 28 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 28 (8.33%) Middleware
6 28 (8.33%) Web Services
6 28 (8.33%) XML
7 21 (6.25%) .NET
8 20 (5.95%) JSON
9 19 (5.65%) Kafka
9 19 (5.65%) OSGi
10 17 (5.06%) Hibernate
10 17 (5.06%) jQuery
11 15 (4.46%) Apache Camel
11 15 (4.46%) JMS
11 15 (4.46%) React
12 14 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 72 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 25 (7.44%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (7.14%) Data Structures
5 22 (6.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (6.55%) Hedge funds
6 19 (5.65%) Mobile App
7 18 (5.36%) User Experience
8 17 (5.06%) Equities
9 15 (4.46%) Algorithms
10 13 (3.87%) Clustering
11 12 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (2.98%) Mobile Payment
12 10 (2.98%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (2.68%) Cloud Native
13 9 (2.68%) Cyberthreat
14 7 (2.08%) Reinsurance
15 6 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
16 5 (1.49%) Data Centre
16 5 (1.49%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 58 (17.26%) Linux
2 33 (9.82%) Windows
3 20 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.06%) Unix
5 10 (2.98%) Android
6 6 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.60%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) AIX
8 1 (0.30%) MVS
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (96.43%) Computer Science
2 130 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (25.30%) DevOps
4 82 (24.40%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (16.96%) Microservices
6 53 (15.77%) Software Engineering
7 44 (13.10%) Scrum
8 42 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (11.61%) OO
10 36 (10.71%) Multithreading
11 33 (9.82%) Open Source
12 27 (8.04%) Information Security
13 26 (7.74%) Project Management
14 25 (7.44%) Low Latency
15 24 (7.14%) Analytics
16 23 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (6.85%) High Availability
16 23 (6.85%) Migration
16 23 (6.85%) Web Development
17 21 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 97 (28.87%) Java
2 65 (19.35%) Python
3 64 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 58 (17.26%) SQL
5 35 (10.42%) C#
6 25 (7.44%) C++
6 25 (7.44%) Java 8
7 14 (4.17%) Scala
8 12 (3.57%) Kotlin
9 11 (3.27%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.98%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.68%) T-SQL
12 8 (2.38%) C
12 8 (2.38%) Perl
13 7 (2.08%) ES6
13 7 (2.08%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.79%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.79%) R
15 5 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 336 (100.00%) Degree
2 47 (13.99%) Master's Degree
3 42 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 24 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 18 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (5.36%) CISSP
5 18 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.76%) CCNA
7 15 (4.46%) CCNP
8 13 (3.87%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.27%) GIAC
10 10 (2.98%) GCIH
10 10 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.68%) SSCP
12 5 (1.49%) PhD
12 5 (1.49%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.49%) PMP
13 3 (0.89%) CAPM
13 3 (0.89%) MCSE
13 3 (0.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.55%) QA
2 9 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.19%) MiFID
4 4 (1.19%) NCSC
4 4 (1.19%) PMO
5 3 (0.89%) SLA
6 2 (0.60%) COBIT
6 2 (0.60%) GDPR
6 2 (0.60%) NIST
6 2 (0.60%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.30%) GMP
7 1 (0.30%) GxP
7 1 (0.30%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (5.06%) Docker
2 16 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.89%) Firmware
5 2 (0.60%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.60%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.30%) RACF
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (8.04%) Ansible
2 16 (4.76%) Terraform
3 15 (4.46%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.79%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.49%) Consul
5 5 (1.49%) Fluentd
5 5 (1.49%) Grafana
5 5 (1.49%) Istio
5 5 (1.49%) Kibana
5 5 (1.49%) logstash
5 5 (1.49%) Rancher
6 4 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.30%) Nessus
9 1 (0.30%) Oozie
9 1 (0.30%) Puppet
9 1 (0.30%) QRadar
9 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 57 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.82%) Oracle
3 29 (8.63%) Splunk
4 20 (5.95%) Cisco
5 16 (4.76%) Google
5 16 (4.76%) VMware
6 10 (2.98%) Adobe
6 10 (2.98%) IBM
7 9 (2.68%) Databricks
7 9 (2.68%) SAP
8 8 (2.38%) ServiceNow
9 7 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.79%) AppDynamics
11 5 (1.49%) Alibaba
12 3 (0.89%) Apple
12 3 (0.89%) Citrix
12 3 (0.89%) Fujitsu
12 3 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.89%) Xamarin
13 2 (0.60%) Sitecore